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Valerie Jarrett Pushed Away from Obama Toward End of Campaign
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Posted on 12/17/2012 9:00:55 AM PST by Sub-Driver

alerie Jarrett Pushed Away from Obama Toward End of Campaign Daniel Halper December 17, 2012 11:42 AM

During the tail-end of the presidential campaign, Valerie Jarrett, a close aide to Barack Obama, was pushed away from the president. The news of the conflict is reported in a new Politico e-book, which came out today.

"Obama adviser Jarrett — a close friend of the First Family but an unpopular figure with much of the president’s staff — was irritated with the debate prep team after the Denver debacle. Another adviser said she made it clear 'the team, and not just the president, made a strategic miscalculation' and needed to 'adjust their antennae.' She hadn’t been part of the debate team and demanded to know why Obama’s other aides hadn’t gotten a heads-up that he was about to bomb," Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush report.

Her intervention made the situation more fraught than it needed to be, and they took steps to calm the situation.

It would be a good idea, several top staffers quietly agreed, if Jarrett was occupied with business that didn’t offer her much unstructured time with Obama on Air Force One during the final weeks.

Elsewhere, the two come back to this point, writing:

Obama — who privately joked Romney wasn’t quite “human enough” to get elected as the campaign hit the homestretch — bounced back after the first debate and roared back to life in the final three weeks.

But a man with unshakeable confidence was deeply shaken by his own failure in Denver — far more than anyone on the outside could have known at the time. Intuitively, Obama and his top advisers quietly waged a campaign-within-a-campaign to buck up their bummed-out candidate and, even more quietly, to purge distractions and negativity from his midst.

Gone, for a time, was Obama’s beloved iPad, which delivered a stream of sour commentary. Gone too, gently shuttled off to campaign events outside the Air Force One bubble, was his close friend Valerie Jarrett, who had a tendency to “stir him up,” said more than one Obama insider.

Obama campaign officials publicly denied there was any organized effort to get Jarrett out of Obama’s space. But privately, a top Democratic official said they needed to “make sure she wasn’t around all the time … that she was gainfully employed somewhere else.”

Jarrett has been close personal friends with the Obamas for many years. The news of the rift comes as a surprise, even as Jarrett seems to have regained her close relationship with the president of the United States.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; jarrett; romney2012

1 posted on 12/17/2012 9:01:05 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Golly, one of the sock-puppet’s handlers fell from grace? I’m sure he had lots more puppet handlers available to tell him what to do and when to do it.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 9:06:02 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Sub-Driver

Kind of like the Obamaphone. It’s OK to call them Obamaphones again, the election is over.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 9:08:52 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Sub-Driver
Take the hint,sweetheart,you've outlived your usefulness to the Community Organizer-In-Chief.But fear not...it could be worse.At least you'll never be subject to any of the provisions of OsamaObamaCare...a monstrosity that you,no doubt,vigorously supported when you *did* have Baraq’s ear.
4 posted on 12/17/2012 9:13:18 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Sub-Driver

I freaking hate the Weakly Standard, now.

Kristol is a freaking liberal.

Good post, all the same.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 9:14:51 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver

The irony is that the principal staff of the Big Government Obama ran the campaign as a very efficient business, while the Businessman Romney ran his campaign with the inefficiency of big government.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 9:16:01 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Not sure that I totally believe this story; it smells to me like possible disinformation fed from administration insiders.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 9:17:36 AM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: jpl

This is damage control cuz of that revealing NYT article that made it clear now the actual POTUS might well be Vallerie Jarrett.

So they trundle out this B.S.:

“Oh, yeah, she was quite an insider, sure, BUT NOW the POTUS role is totally and completely, 100% back to the non-Iranian guy who was all elected, and stuff, yup. Yeah, NOW everything is on the up and up...!”

Uh-huh...

You can be sure that now, jus as always, GayMuzzie doesn’t lift a finger or even visit the mens’ room without the say-so from the Tehranian Diva.

This article is pure BS.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 9:36:51 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver
They're not even trying to hide the fact Obama’s just a puppet.
9 posted on 12/17/2012 9:40:50 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sub-Driver

She is without question the most dangerous woman in America. This dog (story) won’t hunt.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 9:42:37 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney lost when he played the part of Obama at the third debate.
He lost when he backed Romneycare in Massachusetts.

He lost when he fought hard in the primaries against Repubicans and folded like a cheap suit when he faced Democrats.
He lost because he never was a Conservative.
He lost becasue 95% of the Media wanted him to and worked hard to see that it happened.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 9:44:28 AM PST by Venturer
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To: gaijin; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; ...
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This is damage control cuz of that revealing NYT article that made it clear now the actual POTUS might well be Valerie Jarrett.

So they trundle out this B.S.:

“Oh, yeah, she was quite an insider, sure, BUT NOW the POTUS role is totally and completely, 100% back to the non-Iranian guy who was all elected, and stuff, yup. Yeah, NOW everything is on the up and up...!”

Uh-huh...

You can be sure that now, jus as always, GayMuzzie doesn’t lift a finger or even visit the mens’ room without the say-so from the Tehranian Diva.

This article is pure BS.

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12 posted on 12/17/2012 9:46:24 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Sub-Driver

Propaganda, Jarrett is simply not a campaign strategist; that is not her purpose.

Right near election time, her focus (being his governmental handler), was backburnered since he was undoubtedly almost exclusively working on the campaign as the day drew near.

This is pure propaganda, a thinly-veiled response to people pointing out that Jarrett is the de facto President.

There’s simply no other reason to put the story out, other than to try to lure people away from the idea of Jarrett’s real role.

The GOP-e has a problem with their base: they are complicit in allowing globalists and leftists to essentially run a shadow government, and their base is starting to catch on to that.

The GOP-e is watching their machine become obsolete.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 10:08:49 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Venturer
He lost because 95% of the Media wanted him to and worked hard to see that it happened.

This is the only reasonable,logical point you made.And yet you fail to learn any lessons from this central,undeniable fact.And regarding "RomneyCare"...have you ever *been* to Massachusetts,let alone lived here? Except for my time in the military I've lived in the very *belly* of the beast...the richest (but *I'm* not rich),most Marxist,part of the state.Explaining the reality of how "RomneyCare" came to pass would take hours.Let me know if you have the time.

And BTW...Romney wasn't my first choice...or even my third.

14 posted on 12/17/2012 10:13:43 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have not faith in anything from the Weekly Standard.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 10:18:13 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: laweeks

Did Stalin push aside Lenin?


16 posted on 12/17/2012 10:25:50 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: LucyT

Towards the end of the campaign Obama knew he was losing (voter fraud saved the day) and Moochelle turned real dark, nasty and mean.

I would not be surprised if she demanded Obama stop listening to “that woman” Valerie and try to save his campaign. She is said to be a very jealous and explosive wife. She cut Oprah at the knees after the first election, for example.

I imagine the Iranian is operating just fine in the Whitehouse now but if anything goes wrong, Moochelle will take a hatchet to her.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 10:33:10 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Gay State Conservative

I did go to Mass. once. Went up to see the Battleship on the fall River.

The tolls through Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Md. left me with little money to spend while there though. LOL

Romneycare was the infant used to bring in Obamacare, that is my major complaint with it,as for the other things not being logical , you are entitled to your opinion.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 10:34:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
How could she be pushed away from the President? She is the President.
19 posted on 12/17/2012 10:58:11 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Sub-Driver

Valerie Jarrett is the one who wears the pants in that family


20 posted on 12/17/2012 11:02:57 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: LucyT; gaijin; little jeremiah; azishot

Let’s try to connect some dots here.

I’ll list what we know:

1- the 0b0z0 campaign and the bathhouse were always very tight on info. Their transparency is known to be nothing less than an air tightly.

2- any info given to from those communists to their beloved MSM is either:

.a- not true (diversion/distraction)
.b- half true (explaining something true or known with a lie)
.c- trial balloon OR
.d- true (Friday dumps)

We have this let out info about keeping Jarrett away from 0b0z0 during the last part of the campaign. If we choose from the above menu, we’ll arrive at the conclusion that “b” is the only possible application.

Jarrett was “away” from her adorable 0b0z0 for a certain time span at the closing month of the campaign and she was gainfully employed doing other things. That IS the TRUE part. It is to signal idiots that 0b0z0 is his own man and that he’s the guy (gay) in charge.

What wasn’t said and was a lie by omission is, what was she doing? That could be figured out from the general time line of September/October ‘12 when the 0b0z0 campaign was shocked to the core after 0b0z0’s first debate loss. Panic must have set in and they were looking for an accomplishment of a bin-Laden-feat caliber to sway the “all but lost election” to their favor.

The feat they tried to manufacture was an agreement to “solve” the Iranian nuke crisis hoping to announce it before election day and just after they leaked a “ rumor” that an Administration official is talking to the Iranians, blah, blah, blah....

What the communists didn’t count on was that the Mullahs gave them the usual, venerable middle finger and as it turned out, 0b0z0 had more communists, idiots and thieves to win the election.

This is just my opinion. I believe it’s how this 0chamberlain puppet is selling out the country, jeopardizing its security, spending us into oblivion and still president Jarrett is in charge, when she has any spare time from hate-Whitey activities.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 12:16:05 PM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bump for later


22 posted on 12/17/2012 5:31:31 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: melancholy

Thank you.

Sounds factual.

Too bad you don’t have articles at the Weekly Standard instead of Kristol or whoever wrote that.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 10:40:41 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

That Kristol is a piece of work or most likely, a piece of something else.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 9:46:58 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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